a red or orange pigmentation seen in aquarium fishes, e.g. orange swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri) and the in nature, e.g. the cichlid red devil (Amphilophus labiatus)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Erythrism — E*ryth rism, n. [Gr. eryqro s red: cf. F. [ e]rythrisme.] (Zo[ o]l.) A condition of excessive redness. See {Erythrochroism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erythrism — [er′i thriz΄əm] n. [ ERYTHR(O) + ISM] unusual redness, esp. of the hair of mammals or the feathers of birds erythrismal [er΄i thriz′məl] adj. erythristic [er΄ithris′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • erythrism — noun Date: 1864 a condition marked by exceptional prevalence of red pigmentation (as in hair or feathers) • erythristic also erythrismal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erythrism — erythrismal /er euh thriz meuhl/, erythristic /er euh thris tik/, adj. /i rith riz euhm, er euh thriz euhm/, n. abnormal redness, as of plumage or hair. [1885 90; ERYTHR + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • erythrism — noun Abnormal red colouration …   Wiktionary

  • erythrism — er·y·thrism er ə .thriz əm n a condition marked by exceptional prevalence of red pigmentation (as in skin or hair) er·y·thris·tic .er ə thris tik also er·y·thris·mal thriz məl adj * * * eryth·rism (ə rithґriz əm) redness of the skin and …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrism — n. excessive redness of the hair or plumage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • erythrism — [ ɛrɪθrɪz(ə)m] noun Zoology a congenital condition of abnormal redness in an animal s fur, plumage, or skin. Origin C19: from Gk eruthros red + ism …   English new terms dictionary

  • erythrism — er·y·thrism …   English syllables

  • erythrism — e•ryth•rism [[t]ɪˈrɪθ rɪz əm, ˈɛr əˌθrɪz əm[/t]] n. pat vet abnormal redness, as of plumage or hair • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk erythr(ós) red + ism er y•thris′mal, er y•thris′tic ˈθrɪs tɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

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